Skeleton Technologies featured in The Economist
Skeleton Technologies featured in The Economist

Skeleton Technologies featured in The Economist

Taavi from Skeleton Tech arrives at theEconomist

Our client Skeleton Technologies has been featured in the The Economist magazine for its work developing graphene ultracapacitors.

The international business magazine showcased the company’s development in an article entitled “Baltic exchange” that discussed Skeleton’s expansion beyond Estonia into Germany and continental Europe.

Company CEO and co-founder Taavi Madiberk was interviewed in London for the article. The piece delved into the novel energy storage technology and stated:

“Its secret is that its plates are coated with graphene, a form of carbon a single atom thick. Graphene has a surface area of more than 2,000 square metres per gram, and Skeleton’s graphene is also penetrated by pores that permit the passage of ions from the electrolyte.

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It continued:

“These are inculcated by a proprietary process, using silicon carbide and titanium carbide, and are precisely engineered to permit the ions’ passage.

“Next February, if all goes well, this will be joined by a second plant near Dresden, Germany, to take the company’s combined output to 5m a year.

“At the moment, then, Skeleton’s ultracapacitor seems the bee’s knees. How long that will last depends on when the next big idea makes it from the lab to the world.”

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